York researchers show psychology tools can reduce opioid use in high-risk and complex post-surgical pain patients

Researchers out of York University have found evidence that psychological support and coping skills help to reduce the risk of long-term, high-dose opioid use in patients with post-surgical pain. A study of 343 post-surgical patients treated by an innovative, multidisciplinary hospital-integrated pain program at Toronto General Hospital (TGH), University Health Network (UHN) found that all […]

Abidin Kusno appointed new director of the York Centre for Asian Research

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) welcomed Professor Abidin Kusno (Faculty of Environmental Studies) as the centre’s new director on July 1. York Professor Abidin Kusno Kusno is the centre’s fourth director, and will inherit an active portfolio of research initiatives and activities related to Asia and Asian diasporas at York. “I am looking […]

Aird & Berlis LLP stepping up with annual award to help York University startups succeed

Toronto law firm Aird & Berlis LLP, together with its partner Randy Williamson, will support the next high potential venture to come out of York University’s entrepreneurship unit with a generous donation of cash and legal services. Aird & Berlis’s support for Innovation York’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU, was announced at the program’s graduation Sept. 19. […]

Graduate Studies honours Professor Pat Armstrong with Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured Professor Pat Armstrong with the Faculty’s inaugural Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award. The newly established award recognizes professors who demonstrate exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general supervisory expectations. Armstrong was presented the award at the Postdoctoral Welcome Reception on Sept. 13, joined by […]